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Why OR staffing and scheduling is different than ER staffing and scheduling…

The OR case load has a very high daily variability of patient arrivals similar to an ER. However, unlike an ER patient’s arrival that normally may monopolize a single (or shared) ER nurse and room until the next caretaker (physician, … Continue reading

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OR Policy Comparative Results and PreOP Congestion

See also: “SHS2013 Resolving Resistance to OR Scheduling” “SHS2013 Clarifying OR Turnover Time Concept Graph” “SHS2013 Clarifying OR On Time Starts” Many PreOp holding areas have a large variance in their usage.  To keep PreOp from being a constraint (bottleneck) for surgery (surgeons … Continue reading

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